Captain Ross Zimmerman and copilot James McKenna study a map before embarking with their Convair 990 jet to fly a Modern Air Transport charter named "Polar Bird II." The plane carried 48 passengers via the North Pole and South Pole on a unique 32-day around-the-world tour organized by Hemphill World Air Cruises of Los Angeles, California, for the Travelers' Century Club. It was the most expensive world tour of the time (1970) at $9,760 per person.

Captain Ross Zimmerman and copilot James McKenna study a map before embarking with their Convair 990 jet to fly a Modern Air Transport charter named "Polar Bird II." The plane carried 48 passengers via the North Pole and South Pole on a unique 32-day around-the-world tour organized by Hemphill World Air Cruises of Los Angeles, California, for the Travelers' Century Club. It was the most expensive world tour of the time (1970) at $9,760 per person. Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Michele and Tom Grimm / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

H1PW7B

File size:

25.4 MB (1.4 MB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

3500 x 2539 px | 29.6 x 21.5 cm | 11.7 x 8.5 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

5 November 2012

Location:

Noumea, New Caledonia, South Pacific

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This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

Captain Ross Zimmerman and co-pilot James McKenna study a map before embarking with their Convair 990 jet to fly a Modern Air Transport charter named "Polar Bird II." The plane carried 48 passengers via the North Pole and South Pole on a unique 32-day around-the-world tour organized by Hemphill World Air Cruises of Los Angeles, California, for the Travelers' Century Club. It was the most expensive world tour of the time (1970) at $9, 760 per person.

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